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GAME OF THRONES’ Red Keep Becomes a Motorized 125,000-Piece LEGO Set

Aegon and his two sisters might have conquered the Seven Kingdoms in swift order upon the backs of their dragons, but it took a lot longer to build the castle that became home to the Iron Throne: the Red Keep in King’s Landing. Not until the reign of the third Targaryen king, Aegon’s son Maegor, was it completely finished. And yet, for all the time, effort, and blood that went into building the capital of Westeros, it doesn’t move. An odd criticism, perhaps, until you see this amazing, motorized 125,000-piece LEGO reconstruction of the Game of Thrones locale.

We first came across this incredible LEGO piece at Laughingsquid, and it was shared to YouTube by Beyond the Bricks. However, the credit for building it goes to Claus-Marc Hahn of BricksCreations, who used four EV3 motors to turn this into a massive kinetic structure.

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Which make it a fitting tribute to the greatest opening credits ever (fight me), as this LEGO Red Keep both spins and moves up and down, like the moving map in the Game of Thrones opening.

After the video shows off a series of mini figures of the show’s characters that we desperately need, we get a sneak peak of just how cool this whole thing is underneath. This is itself an homage to the real Red Keep, which has myriad deep, hidden tunnels and passageways below it. Getting to see them is like being one of Varys’ little birds.

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Of course, we hope the tributes to the Red Keep end there, because when the real one was finished Maegor the Cruel wanted to make sure no one could use those secret tunnels against him.

“Afterward he had taken the heads of every stonemason, woodworker, and builder who had labored on it. Only the blood of the dragon would ever know the secrets of the fortress the Dragonlords had built, he vowed.”

–A Game of Thrones

Hopefully no one lost their LEGO head when this was finished.

What other locale from Game of Thrones would you like to see made out of LEGOs? Help us construct some great ideas in our comments below.

Images: Beyond the Brick/YouTube


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